Cora thanked the Red Sox, from the ownership group to the players, along with his family in the statement that the team released to the public.
"I want to thank John, Tom, Sam, the players, our coaching staff and the entire Red Sox organization," he said. "I especially want to thank my family for their love and support.
"We agreed today that parting ways was the best thing for the organization. I do not want to be a distraction to the Red Sox as they move forward. My two years as manager were the best years of my life. It was an honor to manage these teams and help bring a World Series Championship back to Boston. I will forever be indebted to the organization and the fans who supported me as a player, a manager and in my efforts to help Puerto Rico. This is a special place. There is nothing like it in all of baseball, and I will miss it dearly.”
"Cora was involved in developing both the banging scheme and utilizing the replay review room to decode and transmit signs," MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred wrote in a 9-page statement on the Houston findings. "Cora participated in both schemes, and through his active participation, implicitly condoned the players' conduct."
The Red Sox bench coach is Ron Roenicke.
Read the full findings from MLB regarding the Houston Astros sign-stealing controversy and Alex Cora’s reported role in it